HOW ACQUIRED: On a six-month loan from Club Nacional de Football on July 21, 2016.
The 23-year old center back adds quality depth, size and valuable international experience to the Lions’ backline.
OUTSIDE MLS: Aja joins Orlando City following a six-month stint with Uruguayan top-flight side Racing Club de Montevideo while on loan from Club Nacional de Football, the country’s most successful club. The defender featured in 12 of 15 matches in Racing’s Primera División Clausura campaign earlier this year, scoring two goals and notching one assist. The 6-foot-4 center back made his professional debut with 45-time First Division and three-time Copa Libertadores champion Club Nacional de Football on Aug. 30, 2014, against Tanque Sisley. The Montevideo native made 10 appearances to help Nacional win Uruguay’s Torneo Apertura and the Uruguayan Championship in the 2014-2015 season. Aja has made a total 22 First Division appearances.